Transparency International’s report "bogus" - GFA

BY: Graphic.com.gh
Kwasi Nyantakyi, GFA President

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has dismissed a report by Transparency International which labelled it unaccountable.

Transparency International rated the GFA as one of the world’s 87 worst managed football associations, saying that by its research the association scored zero in four categories of the Football Governance League Table, comprising financial reports, organization charter, annual activity report and code of conduct/ethics.

It said Ghana, Burkina Faso, Gabon, Comoros, Eritrea and Algeria are amongst the worst-run football associations in Africa.

But in an interview with Accra based Starr FM, the GFA’s Communications Director, Ibrahim Sannie Daara, dismissed the report as “erroneous”.

Mr Daara said: “The research work done by Transparency International is erroneous. The GFA has financial reports that were presented to members of Congress recently. We have a code of conduct and even an organisation charter.

“Transparency International did not contact the Ghana FA for documentary evidence so I am disappointed in their research because it lacks accuracy.”